HyperDic: underhand

English > 4 senses of the word underhand:
ADJECTIVEallunderhand, underhanded, underarmwith hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
allunderhand, sneaky, underhandedmarked by deception
ADVERBallunderhand, underhandedlyslyly and secretly
allunderhand, underarmwith the hand swung below shoulder level
English > underhand: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningWith hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level.
Examples
  • "an underhand pitch"
  • "an underhand stroke"
Synonymsunderhanded, underarm
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Oppositeoverhand, overhanded, overarmWith hand brought ... / brought forward and down from above shoulder level
English > underhand: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by deception.
Example"achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
Synonymssneaky, underhanded
Broadercrooked, corruptnot straight
Spanishdeshonesto, ilícito, turbio
Adverbsunderhandedlyslyly and secretly
English > underhand: 4 senses > adverb 1
Meaningslyly and secretly.
Examples
  • "Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne
  • "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers
Synonymunderhandedly
Spanisharteramente, disimuladamente, ladinamente, solapadamente
English > underhand: 4 senses > adverb 2
MeaningWith the hand swung below shoulder level.
Synonymunderarm

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